TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Cardinal O'Hara football team has been trying to teach its players to hit and tackle the right way and those lessons are paying off.
On Tuesday, the school learned some exciting news from former NFL player Peyton Manning.
The Cardinal O’Hara football team has been selected as one of ten programs in the US to receive a $10,000 grant from Riddell as part of their 2019 Smarter Football Initiative! NFL legend Peyton Manning, who partnered with Riddell, congratulated the Hawks: https://t.co/l1vDiw9yhd— O'Hara Sports (@SportsCOHS) September 17, 2019
In his video, Manning announced that O'Hara was one of ten schools in the U.S. to receive a $10,000 grant from Manning and Riddell. It's all because of the team's commitment to evolving the sport through smarter playing tactics. The money will allow the Hawks to purchase new helmets, shoulder pads, apparel and blocking equipment.
For more information about the Smarter Football initiative, you can visit Riddell.com/SmarterFootball.